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Report: Chiefs to interview Andy Reid on Wednesday

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All of the Andy Reid chatter of the last couple of days has centered on the Cardinals, but they aren’t the only team looking for a coach and they don’t appear to be the only team interested in talking to Reid about their opening.

Chris Mortensen of ESPN is reporting that a contingent from the Chiefs will be in Philadelphia on Wednesday to interview Reid about the opening they created when they fired Romeo Crennel. Reid is then slated to travel to Arizona to speak with the Cardinals.

If the idea behind leaking word that Reid’s hiring in Arizona was “95 percent certain” was to gin up other interest around the league, the mission was accomplished.

The Chiefs still haven’t decided what they’ll do with General Manager Scott Pioli. Reid has no history with Pioli, but Pioli does have a history working as a personnel man for a coach who enjoyed a similar level of control to what Reid had in Philadelphia. In New England, Pioli concentrated on a smaller portfolio while Bill Belichick ran the lion’s share of the football operations. That doesn’t mean it would work or that such an arrangement is even a possibility, of course, just that it wouldn’t be totally without precedent.

Kansas City has also been liked to two coaches from the Falcons, offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter and special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong, although Koetter is now out of the running after signing an extension in Atlanta.

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34 Responses to “Report: Chiefs to interview Andy Reid on Wednesday”
  1. jimmysee says: Jan 2, 2013 10:18 AM

    Andy Reid really belongs in Chicago.

    Bear down Bears!

  2. yelix says: Jan 2, 2013 10:18 AM

    Reid would definitely be a flashy hire, and he has a #1 overall pick to use. But he’s probably a longshot.

  3. jjackwagon says: Jan 2, 2013 10:25 AM

    Chiefs should hire Lovie Smith. But they will probably hire some average to below-average coach that no one has even heard of.

  4. dwoofer says: Jan 2, 2013 10:26 AM

    I hope he signs with the Chiefs. In Arizona, we like Ray Horton.

  5. southpaw2k says: Jan 2, 2013 10:27 AM

    Would Chiefs fans really be happy with Reid underusing another great back in Jamaal Charles in order to throw the ball on almost every down?

  6. yelix says: Jan 2, 2013 10:30 AM

    @southpaw2k
    Reid’s playcalling frustrates me, too. But I’d be happy to have any kind of passing game in KC at this point.

  7. andyreidisthegoat says: Jan 2, 2013 10:35 AM

    It’s pretty sad that this guy is jumping into coaching another team so quickly. He really only has football left in his life. You have to feel bad for him that he doesn’t have the ability to see that he should probably take a year off to be with his family.

  8. jbaxt says: Jan 2, 2013 10:37 AM

    He’d have a young defense to mold, with 4 probowlers but his QB history concerns me. I’ve said this before, Reid is the 2000’s version of the 90’s Schottenheimer. Great coach with good records but just couldn’t get over the hump. That said, as a Chiefs fan I’d take 10 years of competitive teams over this sub .500 crap we’ve been reduced to.

  9. flavordave says: Jan 2, 2013 10:37 AM

    Im just saying…everyone should be careful what they wish for with Reid. His star has been falling since 2004. One extended playoff run since 2004. Hes 24-42 overall career vs playoff caliber teams. Hes a great guy but he lost his imaginative ways a long time ago.

  10. ronin36 says: Jan 2, 2013 10:43 AM

    For Andy Reid’s sake.. I hope they do NOT give him total control like Philly did.

    I think he lost some of his objectivity because he was stretched too thin.

    I think he’d be better off as just a HC.

    HC/GM combination rarely, very rarely, works.

  11. anthonyverna says: Jan 2, 2013 11:01 AM

    I think the Chiefs would be a better fit for Reid than the Cardinals.

    When Reid came to the Eagles, he was able to start at zero and build the team as he saw fit. When it came time to do it again, it seems as if Vick’s apparent resurgence did him in, as it changed the timetable of building a team from scratch.

    I think if Reid is in Arizona, then he has to use Kolb and is not starting with a rookie QB from scratch. If he is in KC, then he can clean house much more easily and start from zero again.

    Regardless, we all knew he would be in high demand, and these interviews along with rumors of his already being hired come as no surprise.

  12. phillybirds says: Jan 2, 2013 11:05 AM

    Jamaal Charles may not run as much but he’ll still be involved in almost every play. Reid seems like a good fit almost anywhere he goes. It was just time for a change here in Philadelphia. #Obama

  13. BED MAN OKC says: Jan 2, 2013 11:09 AM

    Sold !!!!!

    That guy made Michael Vick look like a decent QB.

    Mostly because he was FORCED to by the media and Kiladelphie fans whining for Vick Vick Vick – well be careful what you wish for — they ran Kolb out of town and he floundered same w Mcnabb.

    Ive been saying since week 6 Bring in Andy Reid when he gets fired.

    Lets go Andy, hell you could make Matt Cassell into a legit starter.

  14. mungman69 says: Jan 2, 2013 11:09 AM

    It still looks like the Cards. Andy should take it.

  15. riverhorsey says: Jan 2, 2013 11:12 AM

    Just fire Pioli

  16. bobonmycob says: Jan 2, 2013 11:19 AM

    I know this will get a lot of thumbs down but Reid is not a good father. His two sons were heavily addicted to drugs and he never lived up to be the father figure they needed. Instead Reid focused his time and energy on toubled football players and developed a “father/son” relationship with his QB’s rather then his own kids. Only a harsh, greedy, and self absorbed business man would choose work over family. His kid died and he didn’t even bother to take any time off? The eagles literally forced him to take sometime off to grieve. I think he needs to re-evaluate his life and life decisions. Because by the time he looks back and realizes he failed his family it will be too late.

  17. irishphilly87 says: Jan 2, 2013 11:21 AM

    Since Jim Johnson passed away and doesn’t run the defense Reid has been 33-33 with horrific defenses. Since 04’ Superbowl loss against New England he’s 66-61… a .500 coach….but wait wait….the geniuses at ESPN all praise Andy Reid…Adam Schefter says he is legendary. Um legendary you need to win at least 1 or 2 superbowls….. Listen to a diehard Eagles fan that has watched every game of the Andy Reid era, what you are getting is a man incapable of evaluating talent…. You show me 10 players TEN in 14 years that were drafted from 1st-3rd round by him that were successful good players in the NFL…you can’t count 10 I gurantee it. You’ll also see his horrible clock management and lack of in game adjustments… You’ll see it trust me and when fans especially Philly fans are told we don’t know anything and we boo for no reason…I just gave you the reasons why.

  18. phillyfan75 says: Jan 2, 2013 11:36 AM

    “If the idea behind leaking word that Reid’s hiring in Arizona was “95 percent certain” was to gin up other interest around the league, the mission was accomplished.”

    C’mon Alper – do you really think the Chiefs are letting the Cardinals purported interest in candidates dictate who the Chiefs have interest in? Do you actually think before you write this stuff? So it’s your view that the Chiefs had no interest in a coach went to the NFC Championship game in 5 of those years, until he was rumored to be close to a deal with the Cardinals? Right…

  19. deathmonkey41 says: Jan 2, 2013 11:45 AM

    If the Chiefs do hire him, that’s got to set some kind of record for heft in two consecutive coaches.

  20. bleedgreen11 says: Jan 2, 2013 11:48 AM

    “anthonyverna says:
    Jan 2, 2013 11:01 AM
    I think the Chiefs would be a better fit for Reid than the Cardinals.

    When Reid came to the Eagles, he was able to start at zero and build the team as he saw fit. When it came time to do it again, it seems as if Vick’s apparent resurgence did him in, as it changed the timetable of building a team from scratch.

    I think if Reid is in Arizona, then he has to use Kolb and is not starting with a rookie QB from scratch. If he is in KC, then he can clean house much more easily and start from zero again.

    Regardless, we all knew he would be in high demand, and these interviews along with rumors of his already being hired come as no surprise.”

    um over half of Reids defense was left over from the Ray Rhodes era… the hell are you smoking?

  21. richardf954 says: Jan 2, 2013 12:14 PM

    Watching Andy on the sidelines personally I will echo what others have said , The man needs to take a break from football , spend time with his family and clear his mind. On the football side of things Arizona might be better denfesively than Eagles but mostly they have the same glaring problems bad quarterbacks , horrible offensive lines.

  22. JackAcid says: Jan 2, 2013 1:12 PM

    Just don’t see it.

  23. jprcox says: Jan 2, 2013 1:27 PM

    Cards would be crazy to pass up on promoting their D coach – he will be hired by another team otherwise, and he is trully a great coaching prospect.

  24. pondbridge says: Jan 2, 2013 1:54 PM

    Cards’ best combo is Horton as HC and also DC, add Norv Turner as OC.

  25. bunjy96 says: Jan 2, 2013 2:25 PM

    Reid needs a time out.

    Don’t know why anyone would be looking at him this year.

    Haven’t seen an opening yet where he fits except maybe San Diego

  26. seamhereseamthere says: Jan 2, 2013 2:34 PM

    Romeo Crennel. Then Andy Reid?

    Not only are the Chiefs doing nothing but recycling fired coaches but ones that both look about one cheeseburger away from a heart attack.

    What about a younger in shape up and comer?

  27. rg3sus says: Jan 2, 2013 2:37 PM

    I don’t like retread head coaches. If I were a chiefs fan I would be pulling for an unknown untested diamond in the rough type. We know what Reid can do. I say give someone like. Horton a shot

  28. FeedtheOldtotheYoung says: Jan 2, 2013 3:18 PM

    I think KC has the better shot of landing Reid due to their BBQ. LOL.

  29. sportsdrenched says: Jan 2, 2013 3:21 PM

    As a Chiefs fan I’m not excited about Andy Reid either. Like others have said he probably needs to step a away for a year. Even if he doesn’t I’m not confident he’d be energized enough to give the Chiefs his best shot.

  30. patssteelersorgiants says: Jan 2, 2013 3:24 PM

    Andy I hear Pop Warner is hiring…

  31. fmwarner says: Jan 2, 2013 3:25 PM

    jbaxt says: Jan 2, 2013 10:37 AM

    He’d have a young defense to mold, with 4 probowlers but his QB history concerns me.
    ——————————————————-

    You mean the QB history where he was the QB coach for a guy named Favre, and then with the Eagles drafted and molded a borderline HOFer and also made guys like A.J. Feeley, Kevin Kolb and various Detmers look like NFL quarterbacks before flipping some of them to other teams where their true talent level was discovered?

    That QB history concerns you? Well, I guess you can always go dig up Bill Walsh.

  32. Amadeus says: Jan 2, 2013 9:22 PM

    This certainly makes sense in the illogical world we’re living. Andy racks up an impressive 4-12 record in Philly and is the hottest coaching prospect in the NFL. Hurry up, KC, and snag this genius and next year you might improve to 3-13.

  33. ckinthekc99 says: Jan 2, 2013 11:14 PM

    This team is the worst in the NFL, their 2-14 record proved that! If a coach has any other offers, they won’t be taking this job. Sorry to say, but the truth

  34. johninthewest says: Jan 3, 2013 2:32 AM

    Not sure what would be appealing to any veteran HC for KC. Just say’n… They’ll get a no namer the season will repeat itself the and team moves to LA.

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